What is happening? As of January 1, 2019, graduate students not paid by Human Resources will no longer be included in the employee security group. All graduate students are in the IdM-SA-Graduate Studies security group.
Action required: If you control access to a system(s) that includes graduate students, you may need to allow access to all grad students via this security group, instead of using the employee status.
What is happening? Now that the MC data center shutdown is complete, S4B users originally homed on the MC pool will be failed back over.
When is this happening? Tuesday, September 11 at 10:00 p.m. Approximate time for full functionally to return is 15-20 min, but it may take up to 2-3 hrs for all existing data to fully replicate and the pool to show as active.
What is happening? Information added to WCMS websites on September 4 and September 5 may be lost.
Why did this happen? Due to the MC power outage, databases in the MC data centre were shut down, leaving only EC2 databases available for the WCMS during the outage. Once the power outage was complete and services were beginning to be restored, a misconfiguration resulted in data being written to the databases that were previously turned off before replication was restored. When replication was restored this data was lost.
What is happening? The following browser update will be made to Academic Support computers. All unmanaged versions of the software (below) on Academic Support computers will now be managed via a security group (AS-CM-software):
Mozilla Firefox 60.0.2esr deployed to AS-CM-MozillaFirefoxESR security group
This notice is to highlight a recent computer security issue detected and actioned by the University’s Information Systems and Technology (IST) information security team.
A recent cybersecurity review revealed that the University of Waterloo Library’s Course Reserves System had been recording, to a log file, the WatIAM userid and password of those who had accessed the system. This includes over 1,000 individuals who used the tool in November of 2016, where their user name and passwords were made available on a public web server.